Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Fat Client
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 207 224
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17 -39
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 6 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
North West median daily rate £104 £525 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -80.24% +90.91% +17.65%
10th Percentile £87 £296 £128
90th Percentile £123 £778 £365
England median daily rate £200 £336 £345
% change year-on-year -40.52% -2.54% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -13.24% +25.93%
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.98% -10.69% +7.46%

Fat Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1675 2221 2415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.20% 32.57% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1423 1436
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 88 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.83 £46.21
England median hourly rate £20.55 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.75% +6.00%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Fat Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the North West

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fat Client in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the North West

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the North West

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +6 5 £104 -76.94%
Manchester +20 1 - -
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (50.00%) AppDNA
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) AppSense
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Publishing
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support
2 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) BYOD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) AppSense
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle